A Babylon Village resident secured the win this year at the 22nd annual Post Office Cafe 5K Race on Saturday, finishing the over three-mile course in less than 17 minutes.
Luke Merz, a 21 year-old Babylon Village man, came in first place during the race, finishing the entire winding course in just 16:19. He ran the course, according to the Finish Line Race Road Technicians, with a pace of 5:19 per mile.
He was followed close behind in second place by 41-year old Amityville resident Boyd Carrington and 32 year-old Kevin Meehan, a Bay Shore man.
Tara Wilson, a 36 year-old West Islip woman, led the ladies in the race, finishing the 5K in 17:59, or roughly 5:48 per mile.
26-year old Pamela O'Sullivan was the first Babylon Village woman to pass the finish line, crossing at 19:45, good enough for 21st overall.